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Detritivore - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 81
Gots: 40 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: markgugs on 07-08-2014

Detritivore was made by adding the same cherries that were used to make Montmorency vs. Balaton to fresh beer in stainless steel and allowing the combined beer and fruit to referment to dryness. This was the same technique that we originally used to make La Vie en Rose with the raspberries from Atrial Rubicite. As with La Vie en Rose, the second refermentation of the fruit results in subtler, more delicate flavors, as compared with the more intense flavors that result from the initial refermentation.

Detritivore is fermented using native yeast and bacteria from the Texas Hill Country, but is not spontaneously fermented, as our brewers actively introduce our house blend of saccharomyces, native wild yeast, and souring bacteria to the wort, rather than relying on inoculation by ambient, airborne microorganisms. We brewed 100% spontaneously fermented beer both last winter and the previous winter, but all of this beer is currently aging in oak barrels and has yet to be released.
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Reviews by LittleDon:
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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a wine glass at the Jester King brewery, 12 oz. pour. Hazy, red, with little head. The smell is very muted with no hint of cherries. The flavor is a very different story. Dry and light bodied with a strong cherry presence and low acidity. Enough malt to keep the fruit from overwhelming the flavor. Well carbonated. A perfect summer beer.

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Medium white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Light cherry. Lightly acidic. Not a very exciting aroma.

Taste - Cherries. Kinda sweet. Citrus tartness. Lingering cherry flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Meh. A little muddled in flavor. Never quite materializes into a good beer.

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The nose is a touch acidic with tinges of tobacco and smoke. Despite this odd array I get notes of tart lemon and fruity citrus.

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Detritivore from Jester King Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.